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Soul Power
1:28:24

Soul Power

ABC  |  February 1, 2015
A verite documentary about legendary music festival (dubbed Zaire 74), and the experiences and performances of such musical luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, ...

A verite documentary about legendary music festival (dubbed Zaire 74), and the experiences and performances of such musical luminaries as James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, among a host of others.

Superstar DJs with Annie Mac
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Superstar DJs with Annie Mac: Fatboy Slim

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  September 22, 2015
Annie Mac spends time with the original Superstar DJ, Fatboy Slim AKA Norman Cook. Annie discovers Norman's love for football and all things Brazil as the "unofficial ...

Annie Mac spends time with the original Superstar DJ, Fatboy Slim AKA Norman Cook. Annie discovers Norman's love for football and all things Brazil as the "unofficial ambassador" for the 2014 World Cup Brazil. Annie rewinds it back in Norman's spiritual home Brighton and attends a Fatboy Slim headline show to find out why he's still a Superstar DJ.

London Calling
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London Calling: Every Picture Tells A Story

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  November 11, 2012
This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. From the fashionable androgyny of David Bowie to the ...

This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. From the fashionable androgyny of David Bowie to the psychedelic imagery of Pink Floyd, this episode explores the role of photography in pop music.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: The Human Instrument

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Nine  |  May 9, 2016
Celebrating the most powerful of all instruments - the human voice - the third episode of Soundbreaking surveys the range of ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. At ...

Celebrating the most powerful of all instruments - the human voice - the third episode of Soundbreaking surveys the range of ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. At once the most fundamental component of a song and the most challenging to capture, the vocal track is the product of a complex collaboration between performer, producer, and sound engineer - a titrate of artistic commitment, compelling concept, and technical wizardry that, at its best, turns a lyric into the soul of the song. Featuring rare studio footage of some the world's most renowned vocalists - from blues divas to suave crooners to rock star screamers - the show considers the gamut of tricks and techniques that can both enhance and alter the human voice, and explores the ineffable emotional quality that makes a vocal track truly great.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Born Sandy Devotional - The Triffids

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 15, 2011
The Triffids were hailed by the British music media as "one of the most influential and important bands to come from Australia", and their 1985 album Born Sandy Devotional, is ...

The Triffids were hailed by the British music media as "one of the most influential and important bands to come from Australia", and their 1985 album Born Sandy Devotional, is the basis of their legacy.

Forever Young
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Forever Young

SBS  |  January 4, 2011
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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In Shillong, in north-eastern India, a band has been playing a concert every year on May 24 to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday. The founder of the band is Lou Majow, a local ...

In Shillong, in north-eastern India, a band has been playing a concert every year on May 24 to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday. The founder of the band is Lou Majow, a local singer and guitar player.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Woodface - Crowded House

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 8, 2011
A documentary series that takes you behind the scenes in the creation of four masterpiece albums. Tonight, it looks at Woodface by Crowded House.

A documentary series that takes you behind the scenes in the creation of four masterpiece albums. Tonight, it looks at Woodface by Crowded House.

Blur: No Distance Left To Run
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Blur: No Distance Left To Run

ABC2  |  December 10, 2010
As one of the top UK bands of the 1990s, Blur were a pioneering force behind the Britpop movement and are widely hailed as one of the most influential bands of the era. Get ...

As one of the top UK bands of the 1990s, Blur were a pioneering force behind the Britpop movement and are widely hailed as one of the most influential bands of the era. Get the inside story on the band during the documentary Blur: No Distance Left To Run.

Stones In Exile
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Stones In Exile

ABC  |  May 20, 2010
An amazing film which captures the creation of the Rolling Stone's classic rock album...and the drink, drugs and scandal that went with it.

An amazing film which captures the creation of the Rolling Stone's classic rock album...and the drink, drugs and scandal that went with it.

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: The World Is Waiting For - British Indie

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  February 18, 2010
In the 1980s, seminal British indie group The Smiths were cult stars for British teenagers seeking the sound of electric guitars in an era awash with synthesised pop, but the ...

In the 1980s, seminal British indie group The Smiths were cult stars for British teenagers seeking the sound of electric guitars in an era awash with synthesised pop, but the generation they inspired would not be content with underground success, and in the form of Oasis, brought UK indie rock crashing into the mainstream.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Quentin Tarantino And Fiona Apple

ABC  |  November 29, 2009
Featuring visionary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and acclaimed and daring singer and songwriter Fiona Apple, who exploded on to the pop music scene in 1996 with her debut album ...

Featuring visionary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and acclaimed and daring singer and songwriter Fiona Apple, who exploded on to the pop music scene in 1996 with her debut album 'Tidal' and the Grammy Award-winning 'Criminal'.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Grunge

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC2  |  September 18, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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This episode explores grunge, a.k.a. the Seattle Sound, from a decidedly fresher approach, inspiring two fundamental questions: 'Why did grunge polarise the metal community?' ...

This episode explores grunge, a.k.a. the Seattle Sound, from a decidedly fresher approach, inspiring two fundamental questions: 'Why did grunge polarise the metal community?' and 'What are the true roots of grunge?'

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music: Rude Songs, Vaudeville

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  OVATION  |  October 30, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode six explores Tin Pan Alley and features Bing Crosby, Al Johnson and Gershwin.

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: My Generation - The Birth Of Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  January 7, 2010
Seven Ages of Rock explores the music that has been the soundtrack of popular culture and defined each generation since the '60s, charting the story of rock music from the ...

Seven Ages of Rock explores the music that has been the soundtrack of popular culture and defined each generation since the '60s, charting the story of rock music from the suburb to the stadium, from the crackly 45 to the MP3 download.

Metal
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Metal

ABC2  |  October 20, 2010
Sam Dunn is a 30-year-old anthropologist. He's also a lifelong metal fan. After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his eye a little closer to home and embarks on an ...

Sam Dunn is a 30-year-old anthropologist. He's also a lifelong metal fan. After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his eye a little closer to home and embarks on an epic journey into the heart of heavy metal.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Murder Ballads - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 26, 2011
Nick Cave is Australia's pre-eminent lyricist. The group the Bad Seeds was formed in the early 1980s in Europe around the core team of Cave and his musical director Mick ...

Nick Cave is Australia's pre-eminent lyricist. The group the Bad Seeds was formed in the early 1980s in Europe around the core team of Cave and his musical director Mick Harvey. The make-up of the group has gradually evolved over time. This evolution of band members has been a constant dynamic in Cave's musical career.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Progressive Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC2  |  October 16, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Many rock academics have proclaimed that the truly progressive musicianship of the last 20 years has been found in heavy metal. Progressive metal is a genre that has exploded ...

Many rock academics have proclaimed that the truly progressive musicianship of the last 20 years has been found in heavy metal. Progressive metal is a genre that has exploded with creativity, spawning genre-defying acts.

Noisey
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Noisey: YG And The Therapist

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  SBS VICELAND  |  January 17, 2017
Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. On the eve of his new record dropping, Noisey filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.

Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. On the eve of his new record dropping, Noisey filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.

The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain
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The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 5, 2017
On April 1st 1994 Kurt Cobain jumped over the wall of the drug rehabilitation centre he was staying at in LA. On April 8th an electrician discovered his body at his home in ...

On April 1st 1994 Kurt Cobain jumped over the wall of the drug rehabilitation centre he was staying at in LA. On April 8th an electrician discovered his body at his home in Seattle. During those seven days Kurt was officially listed as a missing person. This documentary speaks to some of the people who saw or met up with him in that last week. The woman who watched him lick his plate clean, and fail to sign a cheque, in his local restaurant; Duff Mckagan, former bass player of Guns n Roses, who sat next to him on the plane back to Seattle; his drug counselor from rehab. There are also those who claim to have seen him in those last few days, to have touched the hem of his cloth. And there is Brant, who saw him in a dream the night before he died. It is a film about the generation of a myth. Of the deification of Cobain and the eerie silence that fell over Seattle in the days following his death, when his ghost wandered the city.

The Making Of 'I Was Only 19'
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The Making Of 'I Was Only 19'

ABC2  |  April 18, 2010
In mid-January 2006 The Herd, an independent Australian hip-hop group approached Broken Yellow, a small Sydney-based production company, to start work on the music video for I ...

In mid-January 2006 The Herd, an independent Australian hip-hop group approached Broken Yellow, a small Sydney-based production company, to start work on the music video for I Was Only 19. The song is a cover of the Redgum version which was a Vietnam War anthem. The music video is set in the Vietnam jungle and attempts to illustrate the daily struggles of a Vietnam veteran in the aftermath of the war. The music video forms a moving tribute not only to the song but also to the Vietnam veterans and their message.

A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
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A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

FOXTEL Arts  |  October 8, 2016
MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and ...

MusiCares was established in 1989 by the Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, through innovative programs and services. In February 2013, Bruce Springsteen was honoured as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. This recording brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote throughout his illustrious career, as well as Bruce himself and the E Street Band performing new songs and a few favourites.

David Bowie: The Last Five Years
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David Bowie: The Last Five Years

ABC  |  March 19, 2017
This documentary is produced and directed by Francis Whately and will focus on three major projects of Bowie's last five years including unseen footage and unreleased audio ...

This documentary is produced and directed by Francis Whately and will focus on three major projects of Bowie's last five years including unseen footage and unreleased audio interviews.

Noisey
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Noisey: Atlanta With Migos, Killer Mike

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS VICELAND  |  February 21, 2017
A second season, showcasing a first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world's most compelling music scenes. In the hip-hop capital of the world, Young ...

A second season, showcasing a first-hand look into the cultures and artists behind some of the world's most compelling music scenes. In the hip-hop capital of the world, Young Thug, Killer Mike, Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty and more explore the evolution of trap music, from drug houses to the top 40.

Bob Marley: Spiritual Journey
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Bob Marley: Spiritual Journey

FOXTEL Arts  |  December 5, 2016
During his relatively short life Bob Marley achieved almost Saint like status with his spiritual message of one love and world peace. Featuring his music, film footage shown ...

During his relatively short life Bob Marley achieved almost Saint like status with his spiritual message of one love and world peace. Featuring his music, film footage shown for the first time and exclusive interviews, we seek to examine the motivations of the man, to provide an in-sight into his relationships and the development of his musical excellence through the people that knew and worked with him.

20 Feet from Stardom
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20 Feet from Stardom

ABC  |  December 25, 2016
This Academy Award-winning documentary by director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends ...

This Academy Award-winning documentary by director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Romanticism: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  January 30, 2017
Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic ...

Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic music are explained in this episode. Featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Kollo, Anna Netrebko, Julia Fischer and many more.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: The Boomtown Rats - Bob Geldof

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 1, 2017
Bob Geldof discusses The Boomtown Rat's most innovative music videos, including I Don't Like Mondays and A Rat Trap.

Bob Geldof discusses The Boomtown Rat's most innovative music videos, including I Don't Like Mondays and A Rat Trap.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: Four On The Floor

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Nine  |  June 13, 2016
If the vocal track is the heart of a song, the rhythm track--the beat--is its body. It is the sonic element that taps into the most primal part of us and makes us want to ...

If the vocal track is the heart of a song, the rhythm track--the beat--is its body. It is the sonic element that taps into the most primal part of us and makes us want to move. The Rhythm Track breaks the beat down, and examines the endless experimentation that has taken place in its core, the very bedrock of all music. Charting the progression of the beat from drum and bass to beatbox and beyond--from Little Richard and James Brown to disco and EDM--Episode Five listens in on the ongoing dialogue between dance floor and recording studio, and captures the ever-evolving process of building an irresistible beat.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: Painting With Sound

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Nine  |  May 23, 2016
This episode in our series chronicles a watershed event in the history of music: the moment when the recording studio itself effectively became an instrument and gave rise to ...

This episode in our series chronicles a watershed event in the history of music: the moment when the recording studio itself effectively became an instrument and gave rise to sounds that could never be reproduced live. Beginning with the advent of magnetic tape and multi-tracking technology, and charting its evolution from the four or eight tracks used by The Beatles and The Beach Boys, to the sixteen- and twenty-four track productions created by Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac, to the digital innovations that today fuel the work of artists such as Beck, Bon Iver, and Radiohead, Painting with Sound traces the birth and development of a new art form--one wholly distinct from what throughout all prior human history had been meant and understood by the word "music."

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: Sound and Vision

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Nine  |  June 6, 2016
Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, this series tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and ...

Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, this series tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and illuminates the music video's role in the popular music of today.This episode proceeds from the once-preposterous notion that music is a visual art form. Chronicling the era in which MTV forged an indelible and inextricable link between recorded music and the newly emergent music video, Sound and Vision considers what it means to see music as well as hear it. Offering unprecedented exposure to artists with a knack for the form-- Michael Jackson, Madonna, Billy Idol, the Eurythmics--MTV turned singles into smash hits and musical performers into international celebrities. It also created new expectations of musical entertainment and imposed new burdens on recording artists. Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, Episode Seven tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and illuminates the music video's role in the popular music of today.

Cadillac Records
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Cadillac Records

Nine  |  May 6, 2016
The sounds of 1950s Chicago spring to life in this musical drama based on the true story of Leonard Chess, a bar owner turned record mogul who signs a lineup of future legends ...

The sounds of 1950s Chicago spring to life in this musical drama based on the true story of Leonard Chess, a bar owner turned record mogul who signs a lineup of future legends to his fledgling label, Chess Records.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Modernism: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  March 30, 2016
The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of ...

The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of modernity. Visual artists also established impressionism and expressionism to new aesthetic parameters. Featuring Renee Fleming, Jamie Cullum, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and many more.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: The Recording Artist

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Nine  |  May 16, 2016
Soundbreaking begins where a recording does--at the intersection of inspiration and execution. There stands the enigmatic figure of the record producer, the person charged ...

Soundbreaking begins where a recording does--at the intersection of inspiration and execution. There stands the enigmatic figure of the record producer, the person charged with the critical task of both realizing an artist's vision and capturing it for posterity. Profiling some of the most accomplished and revered producers in the recording industry, Episode One offers a study in contrasting styles and approaches: between the inspired guidance of George Martin in his work with The Beatles and Phil Spector's dictatorial insistence on his signature sound; between the gentle coaxing with which Rick Rubin brought Johnny Cash back to greatness, and the fierce creative independence of artist-producers such as Joni Mitchell and Sly Stone. In the process, The Recording Artist underscores the way in which any music recording is the product of a delicate and infinitely variable balance between man and machine.

The Cambodian Space Project
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The Cambodian Space Project

ABC  |  September 22, 2015
An emotional story of Western men and Eastern women - told from the inside and captured by Marc Eberle, with intimate access to both sides of a complex story, alongside a ...

An emotional story of Western men and Eastern women - told from the inside and captured by Marc Eberle, with intimate access to both sides of a complex story, alongside a backdrop of fabulous Khmer pop music.

Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All
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Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 27, 2015
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Focusing on Sinatra's first 60 years, beginning with his birth ...

An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Focusing on Sinatra's first 60 years, beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric rise in his 20s, and drawing on comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra's growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.

The Blues: A Musical Journey
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The Blues: A Musical Journey: Red, White And Blue

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  NITV  |  September 16, 2015
In the penultimate episode of The Blues, director Mike Figgis (Stormy Timecode) gets musicians such as Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Tom Jones to perform and talk ...

In the penultimate episode of The Blues, director Mike Figgis (Stormy Timecode) gets musicians such as Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Tom Jones to perform and talk about the music of the early 60s when the British invasion reintroduced the blues sound to America.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Cream - Disraeli Gears

Season 6  |  Episode 4  |  STUDIO  |  June 20, 2014
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli ...

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli Gears track by track. Features archive footage of the band.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: 2112/Moving Pictures - Rush

STUDIO  |  June 28, 2014
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. The members of Rush talk about their experience making the platinum-selling albums 2112 and ...

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. The members of Rush talk about their experience making the platinum-selling albums 2112 and Moving Pictures, which topped charts around the world.

David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon
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David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon

ABC2  |  July 24, 2013
With unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, including previously unseen footage, this is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

With unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, including previously unseen footage, this is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

London Calling
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London Calling: F--- Art Let's Dance

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  November 4, 2012
This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. It looks at how photography defined the scene, the phenomenal ...

This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. It looks at how photography defined the scene, the phenomenal influence of art schools and fashion, the love/hate relationship with cinema, and the pivotal role of star-makers in the modern music industry. The first episode examines the enormous influence of art schools and students on pop music, from the 1960s to now.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Give My Regards to Broadway - 1893-1927

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  STUDIO  |  August 4, 2013
While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. ...

While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. Though Broadway theatres themselves have mostly stayed the same, musicals have always reflected the changing times.

Joy Division
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Joy Division

ABC  |  January 4, 2015
In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of ...

In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death. Now thirty years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that resonates fiercely in today's heavily careerist music industry and over-mediated pop culture. Pieced together from archival footage as well as new interviews with the remaining band members and musical experts, Joy Division is the definitive documentary about this influential and timeless band.

Cilla
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Cilla

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  November 16, 2014
The young and unknown Priscilla White works in the typing pool of a local company in the city, but dreams of stardom. Through her association with The Beatles she becomes ...

The young and unknown Priscilla White works in the typing pool of a local company in the city, but dreams of stardom. Through her association with The Beatles she becomes Cilla Black.

George Harrison: Living In A Material World
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George Harrison: Living In A Material World

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 15, 2013
Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces George Harrison's life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a ...

Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces George Harrison's life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs.

Springsteen and I
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Springsteen and I

SBS  |  December 1, 2013
Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the ...

Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the fans who lived them.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

ABC2  |  December 16, 2012
Ozzy Osbourne's four-decade track record as a culturally relevant musical artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in myth and secrecy. In some ...

Ozzy Osbourne's four-decade track record as a culturally relevant musical artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in myth and secrecy. In some ways, Ozzy's fame has been predicated on his prodigious drug and alcohol intake, his musical accomplishments overshadowed by his 'Madman' persona.

loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies
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loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies

ABC  |  December 21, 2014
loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of The Pixies and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands.

loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of The Pixies and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands.

Artifact
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Artifact

ABC2  |  June 8, 2014
Sometimes we must fight in order to be free... Artifact is an award winning film by Jared Leto about the making of the Thirty Seconds to Mars album 'This Is War' and the ...

Sometimes we must fight in order to be free... Artifact is an award winning film by Jared Leto about the making of the Thirty Seconds to Mars album 'This Is War' and the band's battle against record label EMI.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Pre-Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  August 7, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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The history of heavy metal is charted. The premiere chronicles the origins of the genre, from pioneering music in Memphis to the Kinks in England.

The history of heavy metal is charted. The premiere chronicles the origins of the genre, from pioneering music in Memphis to the Kinks in England.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Thrash

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  September 11, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Thrash is one of the fastest and most aggressive metal sub-genres and for even some die-hard metal fans it's too heavy. So how did this extreme style of music gain such a huge ...

Thrash is one of the fastest and most aggressive metal sub-genres and for even some die-hard metal fans it's too heavy. So how did this extreme style of music gain such a huge fan base?

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: White Light White Heat - Art Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  January 14, 2010
This week Seven Ages of Rock explores Art Rock, 1966-80. From the pop-art multimedia experiments of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground to the sinister gentility of Peter ...

This week Seven Ages of Rock explores Art Rock, 1966-80. From the pop-art multimedia experiments of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground to the sinister gentility of Peter Gabriel's Genesis, via the psychedelia of Pink Floyd and the theatricality of David Bowie, this episode traces the story of how artistic and conceptual expression permeated rock.

Meet The Mavericks
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Meet The Mavericks: Courtney Barnett and Adam Briggs

ABC  |  July 4, 2017
Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. We meet rapper/comedian Adam Briggs and Grammy Award-nominee Courtney Barnett who talk about ...

Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. We meet rapper/comedian Adam Briggs and Grammy Award-nominee Courtney Barnett who talk about their fears of performing.

Creative Disorders
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Creative Disorders

SBS  |  November 19, 2009
The notion of the mad genius has stimulated the imagination for many years but is it plausible? Can some seemingly debilitating disorders stimulate creativity? Creative ...

The notion of the mad genius has stimulated the imagination for many years but is it plausible? Can some seemingly debilitating disorders stimulate creativity? Creative Disorders is a documentary which tells the story of Nick Van Bloss, a musical prodigy living with Tourettes Syndrome.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Baroque: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Arts  |  August 12, 2017
We are lead through a number of cities to shows us the works and explain through animated graphic novels, the composers and the historical events that helped shape the sound ...

We are lead through a number of cities to shows us the works and explain through animated graphic novels, the composers and the historical events that helped shape the sound of the era. Featuring Daniel Hope, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and many more.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 28, 2017
The directorial debut of Mike Myers, aka Austin Powers, is a star-packed look at a legendary showbiz figure. Shep Gordon is the quintessential talent agent, a mover and a ...

The directorial debut of Mike Myers, aka Austin Powers, is a star-packed look at a legendary showbiz figure. Shep Gordon is the quintessential talent agent, a mover and a shaker who fell into the job when he met Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix on his first day in LA. His first client was Alice Cooper, his second Pink Floyd. From the weird (he once shared custody of a cat with Cary Grant) to the sublime (he once dated Sharon Stone), his stories are endlessly entertaining. His clients have some tales to tell too - Michael Douglas, Teddy Pendergrass, Sylvester Stallone, Blondie to name a few. Gordon stays on good terms with them all - including playing golf with Alice Cooper. Above it all, everyone says he's a nice guy, a person of integrity and honour, and this spirit shines throughout Myers' lively debut.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Depeche Mode

ABC2 / KIDS  |  July 29, 2017
Legendary DJ Rusty Egan and broadcaster Robert Elms discuss the music videos of Depeche Mode and the special relationship between the band and director Anton Corbijn.

Legendary DJ Rusty Egan and broadcaster Robert Elms discuss the music videos of Depeche Mode and the special relationship between the band and director Anton Corbijn.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: AC/DC

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 2, 2017
Angus Young and Brian Johnson recall the inspiration behind AC/DC's most hard-hitting music videos, including Thunderstruck and You Shook Me All Night Long.

Angus Young and Brian Johnson recall the inspiration behind AC/DC's most hard-hitting music videos, including Thunderstruck and You Shook Me All Night Long.

Music Behind The Scenes
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Music Behind The Scenes: Independents

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  September 20, 2007
A definitive look at the way music has become an integral part of movie making.

A definitive look at the way music has become an integral part of movie making.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Early Metal US

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  August 14, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Episode two traces the development of early metal in the United States from the guitar histrionics of Dick Dale to the protopunk madness of The Stooges and MC5.

Episode two traces the development of early metal in the United States from the guitar histrionics of Dick Dale to the protopunk madness of The Stooges and MC5.

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music: Mighty Good, The Beatles

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  OVATION  |  December 25, 2009
"They were very scruffy" recounts Allan Williams, the Beatles' first manager, as he describes the Beatles' early escapades in Hamburg and Liverpool Soon Brian Epstein ...

"They were very scruffy" recounts Allan Williams, the Beatles' first manager, as he describes the Beatles' early escapades in Hamburg and Liverpool Soon Brian Epstein appeared on the scene, although he didn't like the sound the Beatles made. Nor did any record producer, and even George Martin now admits that he never believed they would make worldwide hit song writers. There was a cost, of course, which eventually had to paid for this extraordinary euphoria. But, at the time, no-one seemed to care.

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music: Making Moonshine, Country Music

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  OVATION  |  December 4, 2009
Episode ten explores country and western, starting with the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Episode ten explores country and western, starting with the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Girls In The Band
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Girls In The Band

FOXTEL Arts  |  July 23, 2016
In the 1930s and '40s, hundreds of female musicians toured the country in glamorous all-girl bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. Yet by the ...

In the 1930s and '40s, hundreds of female musicians toured the country in glamorous all-girl bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. Yet by the mid-1950s, female jazz musicians had disappeared from the music scene; their names and their contributions to music, completely forgotten. We reveal the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 1930s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism, and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire, and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.

The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector
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The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector

ABC2  |  November 27, 2011
Legendary pop music genius, record producer Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound' behind some of the greatest hits of the '60s: Be My Baby, He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, ...

Legendary pop music genius, record producer Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound' behind some of the greatest hits of the '60s: Be My Baby, He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, to name just a few. Today he is imprisoned serving 19 years-to-life for the murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. During his first trial (a hung jury), Spector gives a rare freewheeling interview to Vikram Jayanti, filmed at his castle, seated before the white piano which he bought with John Lennon, for Imagine. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid

SBS  |  August 27, 2011
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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The second album by Black Sabbath, released in 1970, has long attained classic status. Paranoid not only changed the face of rock music, but also defined the sound and style ...

The second album by Black Sabbath, released in 1970, has long attained classic status. Paranoid not only changed the face of rock music, but also defined the sound and style of heavy metal more than any other record in rock history.

Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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